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16/01/2014 at 20:41
Has anyone been? I'm thinking of going In a couple of weeks. Just wondered if it's any good?
16/01/2014 at 21:00
mrs claus has, ill send her a message to.see if she can reply. i dont think it was good...
16/01/2014 at 21:05
Thanks CK. Don't want to waste my money going if it's not up to much
16/01/2014 at 21:06
Thanks CK. Hi yoyo, tbh I wasn't impressed at all, I've been twice and after the 1st time said I wouldn't go again but I obviously did lol. It's a lot of money for not a lot .you can just turn up on the day or pre book for certain times but at busier times should be way in advance. There's a shop which I think is v expensive and a seconds which isn't much cheaper. You get given 2 or 3 bars if chocolate and then start the tour which I hate to say is a bit boring though there is a very small interactive area for the children. There's a chocolate tasting area and you an have a go at piping chocolate.
There's also an out door play area which is actually quite good and a marquee with an entertainer and tbh I thought that was better than the tour.
I think if you live nearish I'd probably try it but if you need to travel I wouldn't bother.
16/01/2014 at 21:16
Thanks very much that's really helpful
16/01/2014 at 21:25
We went in 2010 pre-E cos I love chocolate but tbh it was deathly boring and I wish I'd spent the admission money on chocolate and stayed at home! Not what I expected at all and not much there really, unless more has been added since then I really wouldn't recommend it.
16/01/2014 at 21:43
Thank you. I think we will give it a miss, for the 4 of us it would cost approx £50 entrance so based on the reviews I don't want to pay that much. If it was good I wouldn't mind
16/01/2014 at 22:09
Deffo give it a miss, it's dire.
17/01/2014 at 05:47
Thanks AK and everyone
17/01/2014 at 06:59
Blimey I couldn't disagree with the above more! We went in October, my two were 7 and almost 5 at the time and we had a fab day, they have been asking to go back ever since. We went using clubcard vouchers, so of the £51.50 it would have cost us as a family (would have been cheaper in real cash terms if booked online with money rather than vouchers) we paid £50 vouchers and only £1.50 of actual money.
We really enjoyed the tour, kids enjoyed looking into seeing the factory working, writing their names in chocolate and between us we had 12 full size chocolate bars and 2 or 3 different pots of melted chocolate over the day. We thought there was loads for the kids to do, buttons to press, interactive stuff etc, and they loved it. We ended up with a really late lunch because they wanted to spend so long in the tour bit.
For lunch we printed the voucher on the cafe section of the website for 4 packed lunches for £12 and then supplemented with a few other bits, making lunch much cheaper than if we had just rocked up and bought 4 meals. The shop was cheaper if you bought the right stuff - we bought 3 of the 1 kilo bars for £5 each when they usually retail for £10 each, and there were other bargains too if you looked for them.
The playground was fine for a free playground - which is what it was because anyone can just park in the car park and use it without paying a penny.
Overall I thought it was a great, good value day out, something a bit different, interesting, and the kids reallyvenjoyed it. We were there much longer than their suggested 3.5 hours of visit time and I've been recommending it to my friends. Seeing it costs about £30 for us a family to go the cinema with drink and popcorn I think £50 is good value (although clubcard vouchers made it almost free for us!)
We will be going again, I'm sure.
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